Institute of Archaeology


23 After study

After study - published for 2023-24

23.1 Information on degree certificates and transcripts

23.1.1 Degree Certificates

A degree certificate will be sent to each successful student awarded a UCL degree within three months of conferral of the award.

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23.1.2 Transcripts

A copy of your official transcript, detailing examinations taken and results achieved, is issued automatically to all graduating students and sent to their home addresses as held on Portico within 3 months from the date the award is conferred by UCL authorities. 

Affiliate students (if applicable):
Transcripts for affiliate students are issued automatically upon the students’ completion of their study at UCL and are dispatched as follows:

  • JYA, Exchange and Erasmus Students – transcripts are issued to the students’ home universities.
  • Independent affiliate students – transcripts are posted to the students’ contact addresses.

UCL Student Records can produce additional transcripts for students on taught programmes as well as for affiliate students via the UCL Transcript Shop.

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23.2 Information about the HEAR

Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)
The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is an electronic transcript of a student’s verified academic results and approved non-academic achievements whilst at UCL. Students who commenced their studies in or after September 2011 will have a HEAR made available to them online, via our HEAR provider, Gradintel, each summer - new students will be invited to register for this facility during their first year of study and throughout their students. Students can share their HEAR, free of charge, as a secure electronic token with third parties via their registered Gradintel account.

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23.3 Graduation Ceremonies

Following successful completion of their studies, graduation ceremonies are held to celebrate students’ achievements:

Please note that information on UCL Graduation Ceremonies may be subject to change due to Covid-19 – please check with the Graduation Ceremonies website below for current information.

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23.4 Information on UCL Alumni activities and key contacts

UCL Alumni Community

As UCL alumni, you join a global community of over 350,000 former students. All UCL alumni can take advantage of a huge range of exclusive benefits and support, including access to thousands of e-journals, use of the library, a UCL-branded email for life and UCL Careers services for up to three years. Stay connected through reunions, international networks, and interest-based groups. UCL students and alumni can also take advantage of UCL’s lifelong learning opportunities through UCL Connect, our professional development programme of panel events, workshops, and resources such as blogs, case studies and podcasts.

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